BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2007, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: UK
Model: 8800
PIN: kh
Carrier: Orange
Posts: 55
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question Transfering photos from 8100 pearl to a PC

Please Login to Remove!

Hi there

We're an IT company in the UK that supply BB's and we've just been given some 8100 pearls to use and abuse so that we can advise our customers on how to use them when we start selling them and we're having trouble working out how you transfer a photo taken from the device memory to a PC, we don't have any media cards so we can't transfer the photos to that, and when we connect the 8100 by USB to the PC we can access an E: drive with various folders and one of those is called photos or pictures but there is nothing in that folder or any of the others and we've got the view hidden folders/files option on.

We can see the photo's on the phone they are stored in the device's memory.

Can anyone help?

Thanx in advance for any help/advice.
Offline  
Old 04-08-2007, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
secrecyguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern California, USA
Model: 8100
Carrier: T-mobile
Posts: 1,238
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Keep in mind, there's two folders that keep pictures. One on the device memory and one on the memory card. Make sure you look at the right folder. I made the same mistake myself too. After playing around with it, I finally found the pictures.
__________________
What OS are you using on the smartphone? Please vote! http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1437055
Offline  
Old 04-08-2007, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Indiana
Model: 9700
Carrier: ATT--Stick with us and nobody gets hurt
Posts: 40
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I use Media Manager which is part of the Blackberry Desktop suite.

Marc
Offline  
Old 04-08-2007, 07:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Model: 8100
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 239
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You have to use the Media Manger in the Desktop Manger software to access the device memory from your pc. I'm not sure there is another way to do it.

If you are accessing a letter drive that pops up when you connect your pearl to the pc, it is most likely the memory card. But you say you don't have a memory card installed so I'm not sure what's going on there. Mine wouldn't do that until I installed the memory card.

Hope this helps.
Offline  
Old 04-08-2007, 10:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: UK
Model: 8800
PIN: kh
Carrier: Orange
Posts: 55
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanx for the advice, but it's not much help. Like I said when I put the USB cable into the PC it recognises the 8100 as a drive in the same way as a USB Flash Drive and opens a folder of E: with other folders in it.

Is the media manager the only way I can access the device memory?
Offline  
Old 04-08-2007, 10:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,806
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 441 Times in 381 Posts
Default

Yes.
Offline  
Old 04-09-2007, 02:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: UK
Model: 8800
PIN: kh
Carrier: Orange
Posts: 55
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ok thanx for that.

Just out of interest what should the media card look like and where in the 8100 would it be inserted, there's a little tiny black thing that looks like a memory card but it's even smaller than the sim card, it's situated above the sim card - would that be it?
Offline  
Old 04-09-2007, 03:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Model: Pearl
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 25
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yep, that would be your media card right there. If you don't want to use Media Manager, simply save your photos to your media card, and then you can access it from your computer the same way you would access a USB drive.
Offline  
Old 04-09-2007, 04:49 AM   #9 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
AEluron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: USA, Bardstown, KY
Model: 8100T
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 24
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rmorpheus
....there's a little tiny black thing that looks like a memory card but it's even smaller than the sim card, it's situated above the sim card - would that be it?
Cute little thing, isn't it?
Offline  
Old 04-09-2007, 12:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: UK
Model: 8800
PIN: kh
Carrier: Orange
Posts: 55
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ok thanx for that, now all we need to do is work out how to save the photo to the media card but that shouldn't be a problem, it's in the options somewhere.

Cheers for the help.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.